Melinda S. Loveless, M.D., is a sports and spine physician and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Dr. Loveless received her M.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. She first came to the University of Washington as an intern and resident in rehabilitation medicine. She then completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now known as Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) and Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She is board-certified in sports medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Her clinical interests include non-operative sports and musculoskeletal injuries and musculoskeletal ultrasound. She holds special interest in hip pain, female athletes and pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain, concussion and spine care including management of acute pain and performing interventional lumbar spine procedures. Her research interest is focused on musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Dr. Loveless enjoys soccer, hiking, camping, kayaking and travelling in her spare time.